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Green cleaning with baking soda, vinegar & lemon

Indoor air pollution is a problem for every home. It’s not just paints that offgas VOCs (volatile organic compounds), but cleaning products as well.

There are commercially-available green cleaning products, but there’s a very simple way to be sure your products aren’t made from petroleum, don’t contain fragrances or harmful, often carcinogenic, chemicals. Return to what your grandmother, or great-grandmother were using: natural products you probably already have in your kitchen that are surprisingly effective cleaners.

In this video, a pregnant Kirsten Dirksen tries out baking soda, vinegar and lemon to clean everything in her bathroom: sink, mirrors, and even the toilet.

We also have a video with commercial green cleaning products.